Millennium Actress

Rated PG 87 minutes 2003

In this animated movie, filmmaker Genya Tachibana begins work on a documentary about famed Japanese actress Chiyoko Fujiwara. Now well into old age, Chiyoko has become reclusive and shy about any publicity, but she eventually warms up to Tachibana and starts to relate her life story. As the decades pass, Chiyoko is transformed from a teen with big dreams into a full-blown celebrity, while her cinematic characters span various eras, from ancient Japan to the distant future.

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Director: Satoshi Kon

Writer: Satoshi Kon and Sadayuki Murai

Producer: Taro Maki

Cast: Miyoko Shôji, Mami Koyama, Fumiko Orikasa, Shôzô Iizuka, Masaya Onosaka, Shouko Tsuda, Hirotaka Suzuoki and Masatane Tsukayama


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